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General News Archive - May 14, 2006

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - Bombs destroyed two small Shi'ite Muslim shrines in a rural area about 60 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest acts of sectarian violence in Iraq.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney argued in the weeks after the September 11 attacks that the National Security Agency should intercept domestic telephone calls and e-mails without warrants as part of its war on terrorism, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions.

TANK, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants shot dead a government official after breaking into his house on Sunday, the latest such killing in the troubled South Waziristan tribal region, officials said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb caused several casualties in central Baghdad on Sunday, police said. Initial reports were incomplete. One police source said four people were killed and five wounded in the blast, which struck a minibus near Beirut Square.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday any offer drawn up by European states that included a demand to stop peaceful nuclear activities would be unacceptable.

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Clashes erupted between insurgents and Iraqi security forces fighting along with U.S. troops in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing one policeman and wounding three others, sources said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Roadside bombs targeting Iraqi police and Interior Ministry forces killed six people and wounded 10 in Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs wrecked six small Shi'ite Muslim shrines in a rural area about 60 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest acts of sectarian violence in Iraq.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran would not accept any offer made by European states if it included a demand that Tehran stop what he called peaceful nuclear activities.

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused is due to resume on Monday with the testimony of defense witnesses in connection with the killings of 148 Shi'ites in the 1980s, prosecutors and defense said.

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